Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sweater scraps blanket for toddler girl

I just made this warm wool sweater scraps blanket for my toddler girl! I'm so happy that I have enough scraps for this. I used sweater scraps from all my Sweater Refashion projects posted on this blog plus 2 failed refashioning projects. I used her current organic cotton fleece blanket as the backing for this blanket. Then I finished the edges with some pretty cotton flannel remnants from my stash. I hope this will keep her warm and toasty this winter!
I even used the bits of the cardigan where the pockets were. I really tried to use as much of the scraps as possible.....

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Italian silk dress Refashion

I don't know if this counts as a refashion or not. I bought this Italian silk dress at a thrift store for a few dollars. I usually never buy clothing with big vibrant prints because of my short frame. But I'm a real sucker for silk and cashmere. It was a bit long and overwhelming when I tried it on at home:
 I washed it and tumble-dried it (what? I tumble-dried 100% silk?) and it shrank a little bit. It's actually good because it became a little less voluminous. I then hacked off 5" from the hem and shortened the sleeves by 2". I used my serger to roll hem the new hem and sleeves. I think it looks a bit less overwhelming on me now:

It's a bit short but I can wear leggings or skinny jeans with it. So what do you think? Is the dress still too busy on my short and stocky frame?